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All,
I wanted to open this thread up to have a discussion surrounding the skid plate that comes standard on the Activ models.
The skid plate is about 1/8" thick steel. Unlike other models, I do not need to remove any panels. It has many openings in it allowing ease of access to things like the oil filter and plug.
With that being said, is this skid plate really going to protect against any real damage that could happen off roading by rocks and tree trunks? Probably not but, I would say it will do a fine job protecting the engine if you just plan to go through some brush and use old logging trails that aren't rutted to badly.
What's everyone else's thoughts?
 

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2021 Trailblazer Activ Zeus Bronze Metallic (+ 2016 Cadillac CT6 3.0TT Platinum)
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This is great. Thanks for sharing! I kindof peaked underneath my Activ when I bought it, but I haven't had it up on jacks to see it so clearly. That's definitely useful protection.
 

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Thanks for posting all the pics! That skid plate/shield would definitely protect better than my plastic one, lol. GM could have added access panels instead of leaving all those holes open to mud, water, etc. Not sure what they were thinking there?

I wonder if the Activ skid plate can be bolted right onto an LS, LT or RS?
 

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I am also a little surprised at the openings. I wouldn’t want that little heat exchanger exposed for debris, even from light off road use.
 

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I look at it as more of a protective feature for small rocks that might get kicked up while off the beaten path. Not really the same as something more serious rock crawlers would use.
 
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